Krushil grew up in South Auckland and developed a keen interest in philosophy later in her teens. Through her PhD and various postdoc positions around the world, she is now an Associate Professor at Massey University Department of Philosophy, specialising in moral and political philosophies of well-being, development, and justice with a particular focus on indigenous philosophies. Amongst all of her research she works closely with Māori communities, particularly her own hapū and iwi, to support the revitalisation and sustaining of mātauranga Māori. Krushil brings a uniquely philosophical way of thinking to the kaupapa that challenges the preconceived notions of humanity’s connection to and relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Krushil will talk us through how Māori and Indigenous philosophies could help to reimagine humanity’s relationship to and activities within the Antarctic and Southern Ocean land- and sea-scapes.